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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Nov 15, 2013November 15th, 2013, 3:49 pm EST
In case anyone is inerested Madison River Fishing Company in Ennis, MT is having a blow-out clearance sale on the Lamson Litespeeds in all sizes. The 1.5 lists for $299.99 and I got one for $199.99. I had a first generation 1.5 Litespeed I bought in W. Yellowstone in 1999 for $240. A couple of weeks agao I left it, a Sage FLi 9' #5 4 pc, and a brand new Orvis Hydrocoat WF #5 on top of my car and drove away. By the time I realized it was missing someone found it.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Novi, MI

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Oldredbarn on Nov 15, 2013November 15th, 2013, 7:29 pm EST
A couple of weeks ago I left it, a Sage FLi 9' #5 4 pc, and a brand new Orvis Hydrocoat WF #5 on top of my car and drove away. By the time I realized it was missing someone found it.

Oh no!!!

Many years ago, I was rushing, and left a Hardy Flyweight reel on top of my Jeep! I didn't know it was gone until the next day when I went to grab it out of the car and check the condition my leader was in...I saw that little blue case sitting open in the back of the truck and knew right away I'd screwed up...

I tried back tracking but never found it...It probably fell off right at the parking area at the access site and some other angler found it.


Side Note: Re: The Madison River Fishing Co...I stopped in to see Eric Swedman this summer while I was out there. I hadn't seen him since 1995 when I stayed in town there and he and I floated the Madison. I caught a really nice fish that day 23.5" Brown...I was there with some guys from my club this August and it was nice that he remembered and made a big deal out of it...He used to call me Doctor Detroit from that movie from back then. :)
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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